April 14, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The UAB women's tennis team suffered a 4-0 loss to 58th-ranked Tulane in the Blazers' regular-season finale Saturday on campus at the UAB tennis courts.
UAB (6-11) dropped the opening doubles point and then Tulane (17-5) won the first three singles matches off the court. Play was stopped once the Green Wave clinched the team victory.
Prior to the match, UAB honored its lone senior, Paula Alvarez. The native of Pontevedra, Spain, played her final home match at the No. 1 position, where she battled Tulane's Mariam Kurdadze before falling 6-2, 6-4.
The Green Wave posted its other singles victories at the No. 2 position with Emma Levy's 6-3, 6-0 win over Isabel Fernandez and at the No. 4 spot with Caroline Magnusson's 6-1, 7-6 win over Caroline Faught.
Three matches were unfinished when play was stopped. UAB's Rachel Daniell claimed a 7-6 first-set win and trailed Caroline Thornton, 5-0, in the second set at No. 3 singles, and Menanteau Moolman was down a set to Tulane's Jenny Hois at No. 5.
The No. 6 match between Sarah Witkowski and Lindsay Dvorak was just underway in the first game when play was stopped.
Saturday was also Campus Kids' Day in conjunction with the USTA's initiative to introduce more children to the game of tennis through collegiate team matches. Kids in attendance were eligible for giveaways and to participate in contests.
UAB now turns its attention to next week's Conference USA Championship. Play gets underway Thursday in Memphis, Tenn.